The best way to sound more natural is to not only practise pronunciation but also to focus on how native speakers use intonation. A good place to start is with the schwa, also known as the weak form.

Watch the video and answer the questions below.

Is a schwa sound stressed or unstressed?

Unstressed

In natural sentences are pronouns and articles stressed or unstressed?

Unstressed

What does the word "fancy" mean in the sentence 'Do you fancy a beer?'

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